Database Administrator

Steelcase | Grand Rapids, MI

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Posted Date 5/13/2022

We are hiring a Database Administrator that will be responsible for ensuring smooth system operation and uptime by owning, tracking, troubleshooting, and resolving database related incidents. Consulting with and advising developers and business users of various database technologies and platforms to support SAP and non-SAP application needs. Maintaining databases through activities including installation, administration, maintenance, patches, and system copies/refreshes. Performance-related activities including system performance tuning, monitoring, and query optimization. Performing capacity planning and backup and recovery. Coaching and training other personnel as required in support of managing the application and database environment. Troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues, performance issues, blocking and deadlocking issues, replication, log, connectivity, and security issues. Understanding how to properly recommend disk space, RAM and CPU capacities related to “sizing” database environments. Understanding middleware and connectivity options used in conjunction with the database and SAP ERP systems. Creating and maintaining documentation on all procedures, systems, and practices. Recommending architecture and standards for database architecture. Embracing Agile/SCRUM and DevOps methods to improve database activities. Partnering with other internal teams such as Network, Server, and DevOps to coordinate and accomplish goals and tasks. Advocating a continuous improvement mindset.

Technical Components of the position includes such tools and technologies as:

Databases: Oracle (Exadata 12c/18c/19c), SQL Server, HANA

Operating Systems: Linux (Oracle and RHEL)

Other: shell scripting, Python, database performance tuning, archiving strategies, backup and recovery, MS Office Suite, MS Azure DevOps, etc

Who You Are:

We are looking for someone who is self-directed and has high initiative to join our team of Database Administrators and Architects. You should be flexible, able to take standards and concepts and apply them to differing situations. You will enjoy working with us if you enjoy exploring new tools and new ways of working. You should have both strong technical, critical thinking, and people skills to join our team.


  • Strong Knowledge of database administration. Experience in at least one of Oracle, MSSQL or SAP HANA and a willingness to learn all environments.
  • Experience with database environments consisting of test, development, QA and production environments in single or multi-tiered deployments
  • Strong operating system experience for Linux and Windows.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be customer focused, to understand and appropriately respond to customers business needs.
  • Experience working in an Agile (SCRUM) environment preferred
  • Four-year degree in Information Technology or a related field
  • 2-5 years of working experience in Database Administration on an ERP platform, SAP preferred
  • Oracle Certification is a plus
  • Microsoft Certification is a plus

Why People Choose to Work with Us:

At Steelcase, we put people at the center of everything we do. We understand the role of work and believe that it can bring meaning and purpose to the lives of our customers and our employees. We prioritize supporting our employees both in and out of work, in all aspects of their lives. When we bring our talents together, we make a positive lasting impact through our work and communities.

Who We Are:

Organizations around the world trust Steelcase to help them create places that help people work better, be inspired, and accomplish more.

We design, manufacture, and partner with other leading organizations to provide architecture, furniture, and technology solutions- accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 Steelcase dealer locations. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading, publicly-traded company with fiscal year 2021 revenue of $2.6 billion.

What Matters to Us:

More than qualifications, we’re looking for talent and potential. We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we're always looking to improve our global community. We value applicants who are comfortable interacting with people different from themselves, building mutual respect and positive relationships. We invite people from all backgrounds and genders to apply. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation, please email us at

Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. We are proud to be recognized for our inclusive workforce by the Corporate Equality Index for the past nine years.

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Job Type
Full time

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